Design ideas for huge outdoor planters include making a recipe-themed pot by planting the herbs or vegetables required for a great salad or salsa, making a striking centerpiece with live or artificial foliage and flowers, creating a garden entrance with topiary planters or transforming a pot into a container fountain water feature. There are hundreds of creative ways to utilize large outdoor pots. Ideas with pictures and instructions can be found online at websites such as BHG.com.
Large containers are ideal for creating container water fountains since they are wide and deep enough to hold a submerged water pump. In order to create an outdoor water fountain, select a watertight ceramic planter that does not have a drainage hole. It should be at least two-feet in diameter and seven-inches deep. Next, obtain a water fountain pump and center it inside the planter. Fill it with water, plug it into an outlet and select the desired water-flow setting. Adding water-living plants and stones helps make it decorative. The only maintenance required for these planters is refilling the planter occasionally to ensure the water pump is submerged and trimming any dead foliage from the plants. The planter water fountain is appropriate inside and outdoors.